Google acquires French machine vision startup to focus on object recognition

Jessica Vomiero July 6, 2016 7:37pm Machine learning startups are going fast as Google announces its acquisition of the French company Moodstocks. The news comes just weeks after Twitter’s purchase of the London-based Magic Pony. The announcement was made today on Moodstocks’ website and on the French edition of the Official Google Blog. Moodstocks introduced on-device image recognition in 2012 and has been working towards object recognition for the past 2.5 years. The focus within the company’s new role with Google will be to build image recognition tools. “Ever since we started Moodstocks, our dream has been to give eyes to machines by turning cameras into smart sensors able to make sense of their surroundings,” announced the company on its website. As part of Google, the company will be discontinuing their current…


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